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  • Gasfields Commission
  • 2021-05-21

GasFields Commission '2021 Community Leaders Council' Keynote Speaker Presentations

This is a series of keynote presentations taken from the GasFields Commission's '2021 Community Leaders Council'. In this first video the Minister for Resources, the Honourable Scott Stewart MP speaks about how Queensland's onshore gas industry is a critical contributor and creator of direct jobs for Queensland’s economy.

Following the theme of the '2021 Community Leaders Council' (Cultivating Coexistence – learning from experiences, facing challenges and harnessing future opportunities), the Minister spoke to how maintaining the onshore gas industry’s social licence and achieving sustainable coexistence with rural landholders and communities is essential for the industry’s continued growth and for the prosperity of regional communities.

View the Minister’s full speech below, or by clicking this link to view on YouTube.

This is the second keynote presentation captured at the GasFields Commission's '2021 Community Leaders Council'. In this video the Commission's A/CEO, Warwick Squire presents a 'State of the Sector Overview' that delves into themes that include Cultivating Coexistence, the Role of the GasFields Commission, State of the Sector Policy Drivers and the ever-evolving relationship between the onshore gas and agriculture sectors in Queensland.

View Warwick Squire's full presentation below, or by clicking this link to view on YouTube.

This is the third keynote presentation captured at the GasFields Commission's '2021 Community Leaders Council'. In this video Professor Andrew Garnett, from the University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas – An Independent Voice for Queensland Science and the Energy Transition – delves into some very thought provoking 'Perspectives on Coexistence'.

View Professor Garnett's full presentation below, or by clicking this link to view on YouTube.

This is the fourth keynote presentation captured at the GasFields Commission's '2021 Community Leaders Council'. In this video Surat Basin landholder Ian Hayllor delivers his presentation titled 'From Coexistence to Business Partnership – 2010 to 2021'. Ian openly discusses his journey as a Dalby farmer who has been dealing with gas development activities on and around his property for more than a decade.

View Ian Hayllor's full presentation below, or by clicking this link to view on YouTube.

This video encapsulates the panel discussion undertaken at the GasFields Commission's '2021 Community Leaders Council'. In this video the panel members (Mike Kaiser – A/Director-General, Department of Resources; Dr Georgina Davis – CEO, Queensland Farmers’ Federation; Andrew McConville – CEO, Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association; and Mayor Paul McVeigh – Western Downs Regional Council) delve into a wide range of topics associated with the 2021 Community Leaders Council's theme of "Cultivating Coexistence – learning from experiences, facing challenges and harnessing future opportunities".

View the full Panel Discussion below, or by clicking this link to view on YouTube.

The Commission’s Community Leaders Council is a high-level forum that is used as a catalyst to help drive increased collaboration, strategic problem solving and honest dialogue relating to the most pressing coexistence issues being faced within Queensland’s onshore gas industry. Stay tuned for other keynote presentations captured on the day.

The Commission remains committed to publishing factual and contemporary information related to the onshore gas industry, that is both meaningful and valuable to our stakeholders.


Who are the GasFields Commission Queensland?

Established as an independent statutory body in 2013, the Commission's purpose is to manage and improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry in Queensland. The Commission manages sustainable coexistence in petroleum and gas producing regions of Queensland, and will continue to do so as the industry expands into new and emerging basins.

Our vision is to see thriving and inclusive communities flourish in areas of gas development, supported by respectful and balanced stakeholder relationships. One way the Commission is endeavouring to realise this vision is by providing transparency and independent assurances that the onshore gas industry is appropriately regulated and held to account when needed. This in turn will help cultivate sustainable coexistence, whilst ensuring community and landholder confidence in the regulators and gas industry increases.

Drawing on its wealth of experience in the development of the gas industry and by collaborating with other relevant entities, the Commission provides a range of support to communities and landholders, primarily through education and engagement. This education and engagement occurs through direct contact with individual landholders and via Commission facilitated webinars, information sessions, publications (The Gas Guide, Shared Landscape Report, On New Ground), pop-up shops, meetings and workshops. It should be noted that the Commission does not engage in individual negotiations between landholders and gas companies, but rather provides communities and landholders with the information and support they need to make informed decisions and achieve good outcomes.